LAB-grown or Natural? What diamonds should I buy?

Many people are often confused about lab-grown diamonds. Are they real? Are they also worth buying? What is the difference between Lab Diamonds and Natural Diamonds? If you also think over these questions, then you are in the right place.

What is a Lab Diamond?

Lab Diamonds are the same as Natural Diamonds and a great altternative to it. They have the same chemical structure, color and clarity grades, hardness rank on the Mohs Scale, they can be of different shapes and sizes too. The only thing that differs is diamonds grown in laboratories do not grow in the Earth according to their name also:)

Carbon is the main element in the chemical structure of both Natural and Lab Diamonds. There is one tiny difference - Natural diamonds contain a small amount of nitrogen. Lab Diamonds don’t. That is also an identifying feature for gemologists to tell where the lab-grown diamond and where the natural one is.

Lab Diamonds are Fake Diamonds?

No! In 2018 Lab-grown Diamonds were recognized as REAL diamonds by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They look the same as diamonds that appeared as a result of intense heat and pressure, formed over the course of billions of years on Earth. Lab diamonds are produced in laboratories for a week. So how ridiculous it may seem but Lab Diamonds are the Real Diamonds.

How are Lab Diamonds created?

There are two methods of creating diamonds in laboratories:

  1. Natural graphite is placed in the big machine that crushes it with extreme pressure and temperature. As a result the diamonds are created.This method is like the creation process of Natural diamonds in the Earth.
  2. The second way of creating the Lab Diamonds is placing a “diamond seed” in a chamber that is filled with common gases. Under the heat they begin to create a diamond, layer by layer, so it grows in front of your eyes.

How can you tell the difference between a lab diamond and a natural diamond?

You can’t actually:) with a naked eye even an experienced expert won’t tell you where the natural and lab-grown diamonds are. The best way to tell the difference is to check the diamond’s certification. A trustworthy jewelry store will also tell you this information if you buy an engagement ring. Pay attention to this information, as you may save a great amount of money buying a lab-grown diamond.

What is the difference in price between those two?

1 carat Natural round diamond, G-VS1 will cost approximately $6,440.
1 carat Lab-grown round diamond, G-VS1 at the same price will cost around $1,920.

As you see, the difference is huge and weighless. The difference is due to supply and sometimes because of some very small inclusions on lab diamonds that aren’t present in natural diamonds.

So, which Diamond Should You Buy?

Here everything is up to you. If you are the real connoisseur of natural precious stones then opt for Natural Diamonds. Besides, they are a great investment.

A big look for less money? Yes, please! If you do not have such a big sum of money to pay for a Natural Diamond, then choose a Lab-grown one! No one will notice the difference if you buy an engagement ring with a created diamond in the laboratory until you tell them. Moreover, lab-diamonds are conflict free diamonds.

So, whatever you opt to, you can find everything in our online diamond jewelry store or make a custom order that will become a unique piece of jewelry.

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